Ms. Annoyed, one of our K teachers, has the flu. She didn't get a flu shot. Neither did I. I feel like my natural superhuman immune system will see me through. I may have made a terrible terrible mistake.
Ms. Annoyed is being forcibly removed from K next year; she's going to teach first grade. She is, of course, annoyed at this. I don't really understand her need to constantly gripe about her lot at work; around two million Americans lost their jobs this year. Our school seems to have budgeted its payroll through to next year, barring hideous disaster, but that doesn't mean we teachers shouldn't be utterly grateful for every day of gainful employment in our chosen field.